The Policing Crisis in New York City

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio addresses media while accepting 250,000 face masks donated to city health workers by the United Nations to help with the coronavirus outbreak at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, March 28, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
The city is sinking into lawlessness, and the mayor blathers on about ‘sensitivity.’

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan, cops carried out a routine arrest of an 18-year-old New York activist who is suspected of disabling police cameras by spraying paint on them. The person is suspected of this for very good reason: There are videos starring the perpetrator carrying out the act in question. (Allegedly.) The arresting officers were plainclothes members of the NYPD. The video of the arrest, in which plainclothes officers and uniformed police using bikes as barriers efficiently collar the subject, went “viral,” meaning it became attractive to stupid people who evidently have never seen Serpico or The Wire

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